The largest denomination ever issued in the US Gold Eagle Series of circulation coins was the Double Eagle. A $20 gold coin, the introduction of the Double Eagle was a direct result of the influx of gold into the US Treasury following the California Gold Rush. Now, Pre-33 Gold $20 Liberty Double Eagle Four-Coin Sets are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Coins ship to you inside of individual plastic flips!
- Each coin is dated prior to 1900!
- Four coins in all from the Gold Double Eagle Series!
- All coins are in About Uncirculated or better condition!
- Please remember you will receive varied date marks in your set.
- Consists of a total of 3.87 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Issued individual face values of $20 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse features Lady Liberty in left-profile relief.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle of the United States.
The Gold $20 Eagle Coin was the last denomination introduced in the series and joined the US Eagle, US Half Eagle, and US Quarter Eagle. While the other denominations featured a total of five designs over the course of the striking history for the series, the Double Eagle’s late introduction in 1850 meant that it only went through two designs in its history.
This was due in large part to the long-running Liberty design from James B. Longacre. The 4th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Longacre’s Liberty design was on the US Eagle Series from 1838 to 1907, a near-70-year run unrivaled by any other denomination of US coinage of the era. The Liberty design was eventually replaced in 1907 by the Saint-Gaudens design.
The obverse of Pre-33 Gold $20 Liberty Double Eagles features a bust of Lady Liberty. This left-profile image is also known as the Liberty Coronet, a reference to the crown in her hair that reads “Liberty.” Her hair is pulled back in a bun with some curls hanging down the side of her face. There are 13 stars around her bust and a date mark at the bottom.
On the reverse side of Pre-33 Gold Liberty Double Eagles is a depiction of a modified version of the Great Seal of the United States. The design comes with two possible iterations. From 1850 to 1865, the bald eagle with the US national shield is topped by a ring of 13 stars. From 1866 to the end of the series, the motto “In God We Trust” was within an adjusted ring of 13 stars over the head of the eagle.
These Pre-33 Gold $20 Liberty Double Eagle Four-Coin Sets come with four individual Double Eagles. The coins are dated 1850 to 1899, making all coins pre-1900. In particular, your four-coin set will feature four unique date marks and no repeat dates in a given four-coin set. Double Eagles have 90% gold and 10% copper. In total, this set has nearly 4 Troy ounces of actual gold content. All of the coins are in About Uncirculated, or better, condition. Coins in this condition have only light-to-trace wear on the highest points of the design field with most or all of the original mint luster present.
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